Entwined Enamel Snake Diamond, 18k Gold & Sterling Silver Pendant Earrings, Bangle, Brooch Pin Antique Victorian c1860.
Extremely rare to still be together, this is a fabulous jewellery set of an entwined snake in turquoise enamel on sterling silver with 18ct yellow gold set with real diamonds dating from the mid Victorian period. The set includes a bangle bracelet, brooch pin & a pair of pendant earrings for pierced ears.
All the gold & silver has been tested as there are no metal marks. The diamonds test as real to all pieces of the set, they are mine or old cut & the enamel is a fantastic turquoise colour, please see the pictures.
Brooch Pin - 1 tiny diamond missing to the side of the head, all the other stone in the head including the eyes are present. There are 2 large chips to the enamel at the rear near the hinge of the clasp, as to the rear they do not detract. Good secure c clasp & pin.
Size of snake 5.3 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm or 2.08 x 1.3 x 0.8 inches.
Earrings - All the diamonds to the head & eyes are present. There is very slight wear to the enamel in places, please see the pictures, mainly to the surface no loss of the turquoise colour. Good hinge to open & secure both. The snakes are hollow, a small airhole to the rear of each, this is a product of the manufacture.
Max size including wires 3.3 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm or 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 inches.
Bangle - All the diamonds to the head are present, 1 eye diamond missing. In order to open you lift the snake head & thread through the tail, charming. The pins on the hinges are sharp & protrude a little need to be filed, please see the pictures. There is a small chip to the enamel by the mouth of the snake & 2 chips, both to the same side of the bangle & 1 to the tail again more to the surface rather than loss of colour please again see the pictures.
Size of internal cross 5.7 x 4.5 cm or 2.2 x 1.7 inches.
Max width across tail / head 3.8 cm or 1.49 inches.
Replacement diamonds may be able to be supplier, please enquire if you require them.
Total weight 106.4 grams or 66.5 penny weight.